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    A professor’s journey from the seas to Queens College

    Dr. Gregory O’Mullan is no ordinary professor. He is a marine biologist who travelled to places like Antarctica for research. O’Mullan, professor at the Science and Environment Studies department, attended Rutgers University for his undergraduate studies. Initially, he decided to major in pharmacy but after taking a course titled “Exploration of the Oceans and Environmental Intro,” he changed his major to environmental science with a focus on marine biology. The marine biologist credited networking to discovering his niche in the field as an undergraduate. One of his professors offered a spot on the Atlantis ship to the student who scored the highest in the class to join him in research…

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    Felix Matos Rodriguez anticipates another year as president

    Felix Matos Rodriguez feels energized and ready for another year after finishing his first as Queens College’s President. Despite facing challenges in his first year, including “keeping up with the speed of things,” Rodriguez said it helped adjust him to the QC community and know more about the campus. “Each day and encounter around Queens, Manhattan or the rest of the city brings a new opportunity,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez describes his job as creating a mission where “all jobs point that way.” Moreover, he cites responsibilities as a part of this where he meets with business leaders or officials to enjoying events on campus, which reminds him of when was…

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    Queens College Through the Ages

    Queens College, nearly 80 years old, and continues to educate more and more students, both undergraduates and graduation, every year. The college was most recently ranked by Washington Monthly as second in the nation for the “Best Bang for your Buck,” – essentially providing a remarkable education at an affordable cost. With dedicated and passionate faculty and an abundance of resources, QC alumni have gone on to become global leaders with highly-touted skills; leaving behind high standards for a diverse student body of close to 19,000 with higher ambitions. Yet, not many students are aware of the history of QC and the land it is on. From Native tribes to…

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    QC baseball team hopes to strike out 16-year playoff drought

    After spending months in the weight room, the Queens College men’s baseball team was anxious to get out and start playing ball. The season was scheduled to begin on Feb. 28. However, due to inclement weather, the away game in Virginia was canceled. In fact, many games across the country were cancelled, especially in the northeast. “At this point, the significance would be to get outside and play some ball,” Coach Chris Reardon said. Starting on March 7, the Knights were scheduled to compete at Franklin Pierce University, but this game was postponed as well. The team’s season finally began on March 8 with a loss to Franklin Pierce University…

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    NYPIRG rallies in Albany on Higher Education Day

    After traveling for hours, more than 300 students throughout New York gathered in Albany on Higher Education Day, Feb. 26, to meet with representatives to discuss college investment. The trip, organized by New York Public Interest Research Group and supported by state public colleges, enabled students to meet with elected officials and representatives of their districts to present their views and show their support. “It’s a great opportunity for both students to express their support as well as for politicians to see how many students are in support and just how important higher education is to us,” said Tiffany Brown, project coordinator at Queens College NYPIRG. NYPIRG, established in 1973…